What breed/hybrid are these chooks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CluelessHen, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. CluelessHen

    CluelessHen New Egg

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    I got these 2 Hens and Roo about 2 months ago but wasnt told their breed.


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    This is Elvis the roo, I havnt a clue what breed or hybrid he is. (He is around half a year or less) he is just coming into his adult plumage.
    He has a black beak, black legs, a purple comb, and he also has a tiny tuft of black feathers right at the base of his foot.


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    Audrey, no idea what she is either.
    Features that are not visible here are her black legs with white feathers on them. She is also on the small size (bantam of some sort)


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    Daphne, mystery breed/hybrid hen.
    She is a medium sized hen, orange/pink legs, red comb. (sorry I couldnt get both hens up as they are broody and would have lost an arm)


    Thanks for the help
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I'm not a breed specialist, I'm just snooping around to see the birds folks post.

    Audrey and Daphne are GORGEOUS - and broody, too! Wahoo!

    Elvis is quite handsome!
     
  3. CluelessHen

    CluelessHen New Egg

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    Why thank you :)
    He was pretty ugly when we got him, completely black, no colour at all.
     
  4. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an expert, in fact I'm more of a newbie but think the black skin on the first two could indicate that they are part Silky?
     
  5. CluelessHen

    CluelessHen New Egg

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    Anyone else want to throw in a guess?
    Would be rather helpful, thanks
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree that the first two probably have some silkie in them. Or perhaps one of the few other breeds with black skin - sumatra?

    Also, the hens look like they may have red sex-link in them. Pretty birds!
     
  7. CluelessHen

    CluelessHen New Egg

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    Awesome, thanks.
    I thought Sex link too but the black skin on the other 2 baffled me. I dont think they have sumatra in them as I am from NZ and I am pretty sure they are quite rare here.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they are mixes and do not look to have silkie in them. there are other black skinned breeds such as sumatras but there is no telling what they have in them at all
     
  9. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link to an old thread that discusses comb color: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/216174/black-comb-and-face/10

    They list Australorps as one breed that can have unexpectedly dark (mulberry) combs. Another that was mentioned was a Black Sex Link. I also came across several links to mulberry colored combs on Sebrights in Australia, not to far from you, although the comb type is wrong for a Sebright. I have seen Modern Games with Mulberry coloring, although the body type of your boy is wrong for that

    Your ladies are particularly pretty!
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    my parents have a sebright with a mulberry colored comb as well...just because its mulberry doesnt mean it is mixed with a dark skinned bird....the hens remind me of some amber links i have seen here in the US
     
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